A demonstration is called for in Baix Llobregat against “the disastrous management of buses”

A demonstration is called for in Baix Llobregat against “the disastrous management of buses”
A demonstration is called for in Baix Llobregat against “the disastrous management of buses”

He Baix Llobregat is mobilized for the “disastrous management of their buses”. Neighborhood and user associations –united in the Platform for a worthy Bus service in the Baix Llobregat and union sections of CCOO, UGT, CGT y USOC They have called for a massive demonstration to Demand decent public transport.

According to CCOO, Metropolisthe protest is closely linked to the strikes and labour demands that have taken place throughout last June. Thus, they point out to the UTE of Keep it up, Monbus-Julià y Marfinaresponsible for public transport in the metropolitan area and L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, as well as the AMB, which is required to ensure the proper functioning of the service awarded through separate public tenders.

Poor service

On a daily basis, they point out that there are problems that are repeated: “there are buses that don’t pass –up to 10 services in one day–, those who pass go saturated of passengers and vehicles often display, serious maintenance problems“, criticize.

A bus from Monbus – Julià


In this regard, there are buses that “have failed handbrakes”, “that circulate with open doors” or fleets that are simply “obsolete”, among others, various union sources told this digital site.

Users are harmed

“Despite repeated warnings from various platform representatives to the AMB, the problem has been reproduced with the changes in passenger transport operating companies. Contracts have been awarded with reckless offers, which has a negative impact on the vehicle renewalin its maintenance and in the conditions and the conditions of the working people,” they complain.

An Avanza bus in a file image /


This is because, in the last public tenders, “the main criterion imposed has been economic, so the cheapest proposal won. This saving of money has a direct impact on the quality of service and on the Labor conditions of the workers,” they say.

AMB is asked to intervene

The demonstration will take place next Saturday, July 6th, at 10:30 amin the square of the Vila de VilladecansFrom there, the protesters will march to the Plaza de l’Ajuntament de Sant Boi de Llobregat with the aim of “demanding that administrations and town councils put an end” to what they consider to be “a second-class service.”

Avanza Viladecans workers at a demonstration /


This implies that the criteria for awarding metropolitan contracts are changed and that, from the AMB, a Active monitoring of each successful bidderthus ensuring the proper functioning and maintenance of the fleets. They also demand that the institution arbitrate in labour disputes so that new episodes of strikes do not arise.

Beyond Baix Llobregat, “contacts have already been established with associations of L’Hospitalet to reverse this injustice that affects the right to mobility of hundreds and thousands of people,” they warn.

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